Talk:Power 6/32

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(The spammers constantly delete this page. I frankly cannot keep up.)

The Power 6/32 was the famous Tahoe machine of 4.3 BSD fame, made by Computer Consoles Inc

All that I can find out about them is this table from http://www.dunnington.u-net.com/public/dhrystone.c

 *----------------DHRYSTONE VERSION 1.0 RESULTS BEGIN--------------------------
 *
 * MACHINE      MICROPROCESSOR  OPERATING       COMPILER        DHRYSTONES/SEC.
 * TYPE                         SYSTEM                          NO REG  REGS
 * --------------------------   ------------    -----------     ---------------
 * CCI POWER 6/32               COS(SV+4.2)     cc              7500    7800
 * CCI POWER 6/32               POWER 6 UNIX/V  cc              8236    8498
 * CCI POWER 6/32               4.2 Rel. 1.2b   cc              8963    9544
 * VAX 11/780   -               UNIX 5.2        cc              1515    1562
 * VAX 11/780   -               UNIX 4.3bsd     cc              1646    1662

Which may give some indication on the initial reasons why the Power 6/32 was chosen as the sucessor to the VAX by CSRG. Neozeed (talk) 17:01, 10 February 2009‎

More info coming

Working on obtaining some images and background information on Tahoe from one of the designers. Stay tuned. Retrev (talk) 18:02, 1 May 2018